Designer / Maker
The design attributed to William Butterfield (1814-1900)
The manufacture attributed to Francis Skidmore (1817-96)
Brass, wrought and cast iron, with traces of polychrome painted decoration and hardstone cabochons (the supporting stand of later date)
71 x 117 x11 cm
English (probably Coventry), circa 1860-70
By repute the Minster and Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds (Leeds Minster)
The present gates have features in common with some of the best known nineteenth-century iron work produced by Skidmore, often to the designs of William Butterfield. Examples include the Lichfield Screen, 1855-61, the Hereford Screen, 1862 (now V&A) and the Albert Memorial, 1866-75.
No physical or documentary evidence has been found to confirm the provenance of these gates.